I’ll admit upfront that I’m not a wrestling fan. It’s well produced theater that provides photographers and videographers with dramatic shots, but little else about it appeals to me. Nonetheless when I learned that there was a Digital Championship Wrestling Federation in Second Life and that it holds wrestling matches twice a week, I was curious enough to check it out. After watching a match, I found that like RL wrestling, I still don’t understand its appeal, but also like RL wrestling, it offers a photographer an opportunity for some dramatic shots.
Today’s match was between four wrestlers, Waroop Bravin,
Celtdan McMahon, and the current champion
MikeFreeman Straaf. Each wrestler was introduced in a dramatic fashion worthy of televised wrestling, walking out from a huge video screen that towered over them. In the first picture on the right, you see wrestler Ari Lane walking out from the video screen.
In this picture, Waroop Bravin (left) and Celtdan McMahon slug it out early in the match. Ari Lane (foreground) and MikeFreeman Straaf lie immobilized.
Celtdan McMahon (left) and Waroop Bravin still battling it out.